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ERIC Number: ED484636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
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User's Guide to Developing Student Interest Surveys Under Title IX. NCES 2005-173
National Center for Education Statistics
The purpose of this report is to provide a guide for conducting a survey of student interest in order to satisfy Part 3 the Three-Part Test established in the 1979 Policy Interpretation of the intercollegiate athletic provisions of Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. To lay the foundation for the guide, NISS conducted an historical analysis of the use of surveys for Part 3 within the legal and regulatory context of OCR. In order to ascertain the unique needs of institutions attempting to demonstrate Title IX compliance using Part 3, the files were examined with two general questions in mind. The first was the degree to which the institutions in the OCR Title IX compliance case files, and the subset of those institutions that used Part 3, were similar to the universe of postsecondary institutions that offer intercollegiate sports programs. To the extent that the institutions in the OCR case files are similar to the larger universe of institutions, it is easier to generalize from their history. The second question was with regard to the specific survey practices that were used by those institutions that employed a survey. For instance, what kind of data collection process was used? How did institutions ask about student interest in various sports? How was nonresponse handled? NISS examined the survey instruments that have been employed to date and considered the technical challenges to conducting a survey that will be both easy to implement and adequate to ascertaining whether the interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex have been effectively accommodated. Once the analyses were conducted, it was possible to develop suggestions for an improved process for conducting a Part 3 interest survey. The next sections of this report summarize the analysis of the OCR case files. The final section of this report provides guidance on how to conduct a Part 3 interest survey. It includes procedures that represent the best of the practices found in the OCR caseThe purpose of this report is to provide a guide for conducting a survey of student interest in order to satisfy Part 3 the Three-Part Test established in the 1979 Policy Interpretation of the intercollegiate athletic provisions of Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972. To lay the foundation for the guide, NISS conducted an historical analysis of the use of surveys for Part 3 within the legal and regulatory context of OCR. In order to ascertain the unique needs of institutions attempting to demonstrate Title IX compliance using Part 3, the files were examined with two general questions in mind. The first was the degree to which the institutions in the OCR Title IX compliance case files, and the subset of those institutions that used Part 3, were similar to the universe of postsecondary institutions that offer intercollegiate sports programs. To the extent that the institutions in the OCR case files are similar to the larger universe of institutions, it is easier to generalize from their history. The second question was with regard to the specific survey practices that were used by those institutions that employed a survey. For instance, what kind of data collection process was used? How did institutions ask about student interest in various sports? How was nonresponse handled? NISS examined the survey instruments that have been employed to date and considered the technical challenges to conducting a survey that will be both easy to implement and adequate to ascertaining whether the interests and abilities of the underrepresented sex have been effectively accommodated. Once the analyses were conducted, it was possible to develop suggestions for an improved process for conducting a Part 3 interest survey. The next sections of this report summarize the analysis of the OCR case files. The final section of this report provides guidance on how to conduct a Part 3 interest survey. It includes procedures that represent the best of the practices found in the OCR case
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes